HOLLAND: CLASSIC

Travel and experience life in another country, learn the language and live with a host family on a classic high school student exchange. The classic high school student exchange program provides you with your own unique experience and opportunity to see a little bit of the world.

 

Holland is available in:

CLASSIC

HOW LONG CAN I STUDY ABROAD?

20 weeks combo program

August–November

Application due:

February 5th

December/January-February/March

Application due:

August 5th

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: HOMESTAY

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What better way to learn the language and culture than to live with a host family. Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, providing meals in the home as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the country and culture has to offer. Just like families in Canada, host families abroad represent many different compositions, nationalities and live in a variety of different areas from small towns or villages to larger cities. Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all have in common is that they are motivated to be part of the experience and look forward to welcoming you into their home! 

ORIENTATION

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An optional 2-night welcome orientation is provided to students for those arriving in August. The orientation provides for a cultural introduction, a chance to meet other exchange students and the opportunity to sight-see before meeting your host family in your host community! A great way to start your exchange with a little touring and cultural prep!

*Please note students to who arrive earlier in August will need to arrange transportation to the orienation venue.

A one-day welcome orientation will be provided to students for those arriving in December/January.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: DUTCH

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There is no language requirement to participate. Students are advised to study Dutch prior to their exchange. Upon arrival, additional language lessons may be necessary.

SCHOOL LIFE: LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Attend a local public school (private school option may be presented if available).

School Year: School starts in mid August and ends in June
Common courses: Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education, Foreign Languages
Average hours per week: 35 hours of class per week.
Common school holidays: Summer break from July – early August, 1 week October break, 1 week May break, 1 week Easter break, and 2 weeks December break, with statutory holidays.
Fun fact: Most students bike to school every day!

Holland at a Glance

Population Population

17 Million

Capital City Capital City

Amsterdam

Known For Known For

Canals, Van Gogh, Windmills, Tulips, Cycling

Currency Currency

Euro

Language Language

Dutch, Frisian, and Papiamento

Say Hello Say Hello

Hallo!

Program Fees

20 weeks combo program

 (2024/25 School Year)

Please Enquire

Optional August Orientation

(2024/25 School year)

Please Enquire

Find more information on what's included in the program fee, additional fees, payment schedule and cancellation policy, visit our Program Info page here 

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